Change Management Lead

Closing Date
Starting Salary
Up to 40,000 GBP per annum. Salary dependent on experience.
Fixed term;Secondment
40 hours per week. 12 months fixed term or secondment.

Change Management Lead

This is an exciting opportunity to be an integral part of a project team, delivering business transformation within Wessex Waters Operations department, to turn disruption into opportunity.

As the Change Management Lead, your role is fundamental to enable the business to make a step change in the work management culture, through a programme that will develop and implement business processes and technologies which will enable Wessex Water’s Operations business to improve its working practices and shape its business for the future through a fundamental cultural change.

The role

Working as an integral member of the Operations Business Systems and Change team on work management projects, you will play a key role in the development and implementation of the business’ transformation strategy and communication.

You will work closely with a range of stakeholders, identifying all areas impacted by this change in work management solution and helping them to prepare for the transition. You will also work closely with the Business Analysts, Implementation Manager and System Matter Experts to develop key messages around the progress of the project and ensure that all project communications are clear, consistent and relevant to the business to ensure we maximise effectiveness.

You will also provide support to supervisors and managers across the business, enabling them to become effective in the delivery of this transformation across their teams. You will be required to react to changes within the project, accurately identifying the impact and adapt communications and activities accordingly. You’ll also take the lead on transition management, ensuring that ‘business as usual’ is maintained during the transition and the changes are effectively integrated into the business.

What do I need?

We are looking for someone who has a proven track record and significant experience in business transformation/change management. Experience of working on an IT Enterprise programme would be an advantage.

You’ll have a sound understanding of change management principles, methodologies, and tools. You will also be able to demonstrate that you have influenced changes in behaviour and made improvements with benefits realised.

Along with your exceptional communication skills. You’ll have strong stakeholder management, interpersonal and relationship building skills. With the ability to work with and influence managers and staff at all levels.

What you’ll get from us?

Our people tell us Wessex Water is a great place to work, and they stay with us! We are proud of how we support development and career progression. We have a wealth of both financial and non-financial benefits to offer our people and are committed to ensuring we provide an environment that supports health and wellbeing and flexible working.

We continue to promote diversity and inclusion. With that in mind, we welcome all applicants.

We are delighted to have signed the Armed Forces covenant and are a Disability Confident Employer. Applicants who declare they have a disability or have previously served with the Armed Forces, and meet the minimum requirements for the job, will automatically be invited for an interview.

Please let us know if you require any additional support or adjustments to assist you in starting your journey with Wessex Water.

The appointment of successful applicant/s will also be subject to receiving suitable references and basic (or where job applicable) other criminal disclosure checks. You must also be able to provide proof of your eligibility to work in the UK.

If you have what it takes to join this award-winning business and want to be part of our exciting journey and share in that success, then please get in contact with us to find out more.

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We do not accept CVs from recruitment agencies. We are an equal opportunities employer. You must be able to provide proof of your eligibility to work in the UK and proof of skills and qualifications gained. Appointment of successful applicant/s will also be subject to receiving suitable references and basic (or where job applicable) other criminal disclosure checks.

We respect and value everyone’s contribution. Wessex Water is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to providing an environment that supports and encourages the many skills, interests, backgrounds and experiences that people from different social groups can bring. We strive to provide a workplace which is free from discrimination, harassment and bullying, and where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

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